Holidays and Celebrations in January - Some Fun, Some Unusual and Some Strange
Most months come with their own built in holidays giving us a reason to celebrate, party and have fun. But as I was looking through calendars, I found there were some holidays that I had never heard of, and some that I didn't want to hear about.
At times, it was hard to pick just one for each day, but I persevered and chose one to share with you. With each day, I have also provided links for you to find out more about the holiday or to enjoy the holiday more fully. I hope you take the time to enjoy January just a little bit more after you have picked out several, or even all, of these holidays to enjoy. Happy Holidays all year through!
Out of the many monthly observances that January enjoys, here are a few for you to enjoy more fully.
- National Clean Up Your Computer Month
- International Creativity Month - See January 31 for Inspire Your Heart with Art Day. Capture your creativity.
- Love Yourself Month
- Mail Order Gardening Month - It's time to start thinking about gardening, and the catalogs start arriving in the mail. Check out catalog listings by clicking here and here.
- Man Watcher's Month - See January 12th for more man watching fun!
- National Hot Tea Month - Enjoy a cup of hot tea.
- National Bath Safety Month - Be safe in your bath as you observe Bubble Bath Day on the 8th and Rubber Ducky Day on the 13th.
- Reaching Your Potential Month
Are you ready to celebrate through the month of January? You can celebrate by taking a bubble bath, even with your rubber ducky. You can cuddle up in front of the fireplace and eat something covered with chocolate. You can eat a pie, a brownie and some popcorn. How about having fun at work, loving your spouse, and hugging someone? Sound like fun? Then read on!
1 – New Year’s Day – Many people make resolutions on this day each year. A few years ago, I made a resolution to never make resolutions again.
2 - Happy Mew Year Day for Cats - This is a day set aside to celebrate New Year’s with your four-legged friends, the Kitty Cat. (I actually have a cat named, K.C., which is short for kitty cat)
3 – Chocolate Covered Cherry Day - Anything is better with chocolate on top of it. Enjoy something today that is covered with chocolate! Try some Chocolate Covered Cherry Cookies or another fun recipe!
4 – Trivia Day - Find a fun bit of trivia and share it today. Organize or plan a trivia game party!
5 – Bird Day – Go for a walk with your binoculars and enjoy your feathered friends.
6 – Cuddle Up Day - Spend some quality time cuddling up in front of the fireplace, with a good book, with someone special or with a pet.
7 – Old Rock Day -Go to a museum and look at fossils and arrowheads.
8 – Bubble Bath Day – Get out the scented candles and surround yourself with relaxing lights and scents as you luxuriate in a bubble bath.
9 – Balloon Ascension Day – This day celebrates the first aerial voyage in the history of the United States of America made by Jean Pierre Blanchard (a French aeronaut) in Philadelphia on January 9, 1793.
10 – Cut Your Energy Costs Day - By clicking on this link, you can read about 20 ways to save energy today and everyday.
11 – International Thank You Day - Take time to thank those who make your life special.
12 – Feast of Fabulous Wild Men Day - So do a search on the 10 sexiest men and feast your eyes.
13 – Rubber Ducky Day - Take a bath with your favorite rubber ducky. Take a bath with a set of glow in the dark rubber duckies.
15 – Fresh Squeezed Juice Day - Enjoy a glass of fresh squeezed juice today.
17 - Ditch New Year's Resolutions Day - You can be official now. All those resolutions that you have been wanting to ditch, it's safe to do so now.
18 – Thesaurus Day – Peter Mark Roget, the publisher of the Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases, also known as Roget’s Thesaurus, was born on this day in 1779.
19 – Popcorn Day - Do something fun with popcorn today. Share a bag of popcorn with a friend. Go to the movies and eat popcorn with lots of butter! Eat some popcorn and read about popcorn facts at www.popcorn.org
21 – National Hugging Day - Watch the about video about the history of the holiday, the benefits of hugging, and who in the world gets the most hugs! Hug a bunch of necks today!
22 – National Blonde Brownie Day - Make a pan of Blonde Brownies today.
23 – National Pie Day - Bake a pie today, or bake two and share one with someone else.
24 – Compliment Day - Compliment everyone you meet today. It will make their life better, and I bet it will improve yours also.
25 – Fun at Work Day - Have fun at work today. Organize a potluck for lunch.
26 – Spouse’s Day - Send your spouse a greeting card. Find something special to do for your spouse. They probably won't expect anything with Valentine's Day just around the corner.
27 – Thomas Crapper Day - Unlike many people believe, Thomas Crapper did not invent the toilet.
28 – National Kazoo Day - If you have a kazoo, celebrate. If you don't, celebrate with the couple below!
Have fun putting together a jigsaw puzzle today!
30 – Inane Answering Message Day - This is the day set aside to revise, shorten, and re-record your answering machine message. Need ideas for a new phone message, click here.
31 – Inspire Your Heart with Art Day - Take time to enjoy art today by creating a piece of your own or visiting a local art museum.
There you have it! A reason to celebrate through the whole month of January!
© 2011 Cindy Murdoch